MIT Libraries subscribes to DIS

Streaming media package of contemporary videos

Woman floating with creature

Screen shot from Penumbra

Looking for short videos by leading artists and cultural thinkers on conversations in contemporary art, technology activism, and culture? The MIT Libraries now subscribes to DIS, a streaming video service offering over 112 videos from 56 different artists/authors that post solutions and/or questions that ask viewers to stretch their thinking. This exciting collection will be of interest both to artists looking for contemporary performances and to researchers looking for a different perspective on contemporary topics.

The collection includes works like Penumbra, a work by Hannah Black and Juliana Huxtable originally staged at Performance Space New York in 2019. The synopsis in DIS describes it as a story that depicts an animal, representing all animals, on trial for crimes including “being disgusting” and “the murder of everything.” Find this piece and more in DIS.